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Director of Prevention

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University Bachelor's Degree
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Shawn Longman

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Touchwood Child and Family Services Inc requires a Director of Prevention.  He/she will cultivate community social health, promote reductions in adverse childhood experiences , address addictions and mental health concerns that are placing children at risk, meet the needs of children and youth with disabilities and special needs, promote positive culturally based parenting skills, provide family support, promote healthy child and youth development and enable family preservation, especially through early intervention to avoid a more intrusive approach (such as removal for the family home). Development and delivery of child maltreatment prevention services (which may be primary, secondary or tertiary levels) that are evidence informed, culturally appropriate, address identified risk factors, and build protective capacities within families and communities.  You will also assist in the planning, organization, development, publicity, and evaluation of recreational programs for participants of all ages. The Director of Prevention will also perform supervisory, administrative and professional duties in the operation of the Prevention program. She/he will organize, schedule and supervise staff to ensure the timely completion of assigned duties, and to ensure that all work is completed following established safe work practices. The Director of prevention will enforce established company policies and provide guidance for employees. She/he designs and recommends goals and objectives for the Department operation and provides actionable insight into the completion of requirements. He/she must also communicate effectively with the public, Board, and staff.
Touchwood Child and Family Services Inc offers competitive salary packages, an incredible work environment, and career advancement opportunities.


Skills and Abilities

Essential Skills
 - Reading text
 - Document use
 - Writing
 - Oral communication
 - Working with others
 - Problem solving
 - Decision making
 - Critical thinking
 - Job task planning and organizing
 - Finding information
 - Computer use
 - Continuous learning
Additional Skills
 - Use computer applications
 - Supervise other social workers, paid para-professional staff, student trainees and volunteers
 - Perform administrative tasks
Specific Skills
 - Act as an advocate for client groups in the community
 - Refer clients to agencies that provide financial assistance, legal aid, housing, medical treatment and other services
 - Plan programs of assistance for clients
 - Interview clients to assess their situation and determine the types of services required and eligibility
 - Evaluate the effectiveness of counselling and social programs
 - Develop prevention and intervention programs to meet community needs
Work Setting
 - Social and family service agency
Client Population
 - Adolescents
 - Adult
 - Child
Area of Social Work Specialization
 - Socio-economic needs or conditions
 - Community development
 - Child welfare


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